High rates of sex with men among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in low-income, coastal Peru

Kelika Anne Konda, Andres G. Lescano, Elli Leontsini, Percy Fernandez, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Thomas J. Coates, Carlos F. Cáceres

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Abstract

In this paper we describe sex with men, including the frequency of sex and unprotected sex, among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in urban, low-income, coastal Peru. During 2001-2002, a random community-based sample of these men was administered an epidemiologic survey collecting sexual risk behavior data. Among the 924 high-risk heterosexually-identified men, 131 (14.2%) reported at least one male partner in the past 6 months. Of these, 113 (86.3%) reported male and female partners and among those with partners of both sexes, 84.2% and 57.0% of sex acts with female and male partners, respectively, were unprotected, (RR 1.48, 95% CI = 1.31-1.68). We observed a high rate of recent bisexual behavior compared to past studies showing frequent, unprotected sex with male and female partners. This population has substantial potential to act as a bridge population between and their male and female partners and should be addressed by prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-491
Number of pages9
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Keywords

  • Bisexual behavior
  • Condom use
  • HIV bridge populations
  • MSM
  • Peru

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Konda, K. A., Lescano, A. G., Leontsini, E., Fernandez, P., Klausner, J. D., Coates, T. J., & Cáceres, C. F. (2008). High rates of sex with men among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in low-income, coastal Peru. AIDS and Behavior, 12(3), 483-491. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-007-9221-z